September 1, 2009

Evidence-based medicine: Hope or hype?

By Kelley Luckstein

A major criticism of the U.S. health care system is that many common treatments and procedures do not work.stethoscope-and-bp-cuff Proponents say the increased use of evidence-based medicine will lead to fewer unnecessary procedures and lower costs, but some critics are concerned about creating what they call "cookbook medicine."




David Newman: MD, emergency room physician and director of clinical research at St. Luke's Roosevelt hospital. He is the author of "Hippocrates' Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine", which comes out in paperback on September 15.


Peter Amadio: MD, orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic


MPR (audio) Kerry Miller, 08/31/09

Tags: evidence-based medicine, Health Policy

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